I found this in my collection (no, it’s not mine, but it is a colleague’s but he won’t be reading this so I’m safe). He has used a Spongebob figure in a scientific presentation. In my view this fails because (1) the clipart is very low resolution so looks very amateur and (2) because it’s [...]
Entries from November 20th, 2009
November 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Bad design, Bad PowerPoint, Images
November 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Great design, PowerPoint
Loads of people are reading the blog but few comments are coming in, so in order to try to get some interaction going, why not send me a couple of examples of your slides. Send me examples of slides that you think are either really good or particularly bad. If you present regularly, why not [...]
November 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, iPhone presenter apps
I gave a couple of talks today and decided to try the app Pointer instead of my usual remote. I was using my MacBook Pro with my presentation in Keynote. However this app does not work only with Keynote – it is a great remote for PowerPoint, too.
Tags: Apple Keynote
November 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized
Lee Potts runs a great blog called Breaking Murphy’s Law (whatever can go wrong will go wrong)
November 11th, 2009 · No Comments · PowerPoint, Things to avoid, Uncategorized
I took a short cut today and used some data supplied by a colleague.
November 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized
What makes a presentation memorable? (You can choose more than one answer)(survey software)
November 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Communication, Steve Jobs
I have just been sent a link to a video discussing Steve Jobs’ presentation style. The Business Week article also includes some general tips for all of us, in terms of how to make our presentations more interesting.
November 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Good PowerPoint design, PowerPoint, PowerPoint add-in
It seems that the Windows version of PowerPoint doesn’t have the eyedropper/color picker thing that the Mac version has.
November 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Designer worth noting, Garr Reynolds, Good PowerPoint design, Images, PowerPoint
This is something overlooked by presenters – how do you choose complementary colors for your presentations to give them maximum impact? Garr Reynolds has just posted a very useful piece about color schemes.